Jeff Morgan

Professor, English and Dialogues of Learning

Office location:

Freiburger Residence Hall

Email: jmorgan@lynn.edu

Phone: +1 561-237-7207

Fax: +1 561-237-7216

Professional profile

Jeff Morgan came to Lynn in 1999 and became interim chair of the English Department in fall 2000 and full-time chair the next academic year. Morgan has served on several committees. He created a poetry coffeehouse on campus and revived the annual literary and arts journal, "Quest". He also pioneered the Liberal Arts Student Symposium, moderated several interdisciplinary panels, edited the college newsletter, coached the Debate Team, organized the Distinguished Author Lecture Series and brought the inaugural Palm Beach Poetry Festival to Lynn's campus.

Off campus, Morgan has judged poetry contests for the festival and for The Poets of the Palm Beaches. He has served on two student advisory councils within the Palm Beach County School District and has served as a lecturer for the Delray City Library. He is a member of the Boynton Beach Historical Society, the Ralph Waldo Emerson Society, and the Florida College English Association, for whom he has served as poetry editor for their publication, Florida English. Additionally, he was an associate editor of the "International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences."

Morgan is the author of three books, most recently American Comic Poetry: History, Techniques and Modern Masters. He edited for Mellen a new edition of Jewett's novel, providing an introduction, notes, and a bibliography. He is also the author of numerous essays and poems, which have appeared in numerous publications. 

Education

B.A., Ohio University
M.A., Pan American University
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Teaching philosophy

"Men must be taught as if you taught them not." From Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism"

Teaching specialties

American literature
Studies in short fiction
Topics in literature
Dialogues of Justice and Civic Life

Areas of scholarship

  • Nineteenth century American literature
  • Nineteenth century American comedy
  • Twentieth century American poetry

Awards and honors

Lynn University Faculty Recognition Award, 2003-2004

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